Amory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. His father, an ineffectual, inarticulate man with a taste for Byron and a habit of drowsing over the Encyclopedia Britannica, grew wealthy at 30 through the death of two elder brothers, successful Chicago brokers, and in the first flush of feeling that the world was his, went to Bar Harbor and met Beatrice O'Hara. In consequence, Stephen Blaine handed down to posterity his height of just under six feet and his tendency to waver at crucial moments, these two abstractions appearing in his son Amory. For many years he hovered in the background of his family's life, an unassertive figure with a face half-obliterated by lifeless, silky hair, continually occupied in "taking care" of his wife, continually harassed by the idea that he didn't and couldn't understand her....
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A must have for the Fitzgerald fan
Well Narrated Classic!
Yes, I believe Kevin did an exceptional job with this narration, and the plot is fantastic.
The different sort of style that is used to portray this piece... at times written with fictional narrative, poems, free style, narrative drama, etc
When Amory falls in love with Connage...but the relationship collapses because he is not from wealth :(
Nope, in two sittings. The narrator really made this piece a must listen!
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